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Like Kiss before them, only to the tune of nine band members, instead of four, Slipknot adopted frightening disguises to infuse their already overpowering music with additional layers of theatrical excess. Emerging out of the unlikely rock star breeding grounds of Des Moines, Iowa during the middle 1990s, Slipknot signed to Roadrunner Records and leveraged a shockingly abrasive eponymous album with show-stealing Ozzfest performances (both in 1999) to state there case for stardom. Initially seen as one of the key bands in the nu-metal movement, Slipknot successfully transcended the style when it fell out of commercial favor and went on to enjoy prolonged success into the third millennium, thanks to a punishing global touring regimen and subsequent albums like 2001’s ‘Iowa,’ 2004’s ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), and 2008’s ‘All Hope is Gone.’ Two year later tragedy struck when band founder and bassist Paul Gray succumbed to a drug overdose, and another key founding member, drummer Joey Jordison, parted ways with the group in December of 2013, but Slipknot have continued on, releasing the new album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ in 2014.

 
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Slipknot, Judas Priest, Korn + More Lead 2015 Knotfest Lineup

Slipknot, Judas Priest and Korn will head up the 2015 Knotfest lineup. See the full bill here.

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Corey Taylor
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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Annoyed By ‘Dumb Invention’ Selfie Sticks

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor reveals his disdain for Selfie Sticks in another classic rant.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Hints at Two-Year Break After Touring

Though there have been rumors of new music, Slipknot's Corey Taylor says there will likely be a break for other projects before the group's next album.

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Tremonti vs. Slipknot – Cage Match

Vote for either Tremonti's 'Another Heart' or Slipknot's 'Killpop' in this Loudwire Cage Match.

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New YouTube Video Shows What Elders Think About Slipknot

What do the AARP-eligible set think of Slipknot? Watch this video as many are introduced to the band's music for the first time.

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Corey Taylor on Promoting Streaming Services: ‘I Don’t Give a S–t About Any of That’

Don't look for Slipknot's Corey Taylor to be pitching for streaming services any time soon.

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Slipknot Unleash Twisted Video for ‘Killpop’

Slipknot's visual offering for "Killpop" was directed by percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan and takes the viewer into a dark dimension.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Recalls Near Death Experience That Led to His Sobriety

In a revealing chat, the Slipknot singer opened up about his choice to become sober back in 2003.

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Corey Taylor Shares Excerpt From New Book ‘You’re Making Me Hate You’

The aptly named You're Making Me Hate You is set for a July 7 release date, but you can read a few venomous passages from the book right now.

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Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan: ‘I’m in the Greatest Band in the World. Period’

Slipknot are touring again and Shawn Crahan reveals some of the tweaks to their stage show that will make their summer run a must-see.

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